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För intimitetens skull - Hur normen påverkar kvinnors upplevelse av samlagssmärta

Linton, Julia LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
This thesis aims to shed light on women’s intercourse pain by examining the conceptualization and discourse regarding such pain and how this in turn affects women’s suffering. Three different perspectives of intercourse pain, namely biomedical, biopsychosocial and the subjective experience of women were analyzed using Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis (CDA) and the three perspective’s discourses were subsequently contrasted. In this analysis I find that all the discourses have an underlying assumption of a heteronorm where vaginal penetrative sex is seen as the ultimate sex. Consequently, women who suffer from intercourse pain and hence can’t or don’t want to have penetrative sex are seen as deviant. This puts even more stress on... (More)
This thesis aims to shed light on women’s intercourse pain by examining the conceptualization and discourse regarding such pain and how this in turn affects women’s suffering. Three different perspectives of intercourse pain, namely biomedical, biopsychosocial and the subjective experience of women were analyzed using Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis (CDA) and the three perspective’s discourses were subsequently contrasted. In this analysis I find that all the discourses have an underlying assumption of a heteronorm where vaginal penetrative sex is seen as the ultimate sex. Consequently, women who suffer from intercourse pain and hence can’t or don’t want to have penetrative sex are seen as deviant. This puts even more stress on the individual woman which may exacerbate the pain and lead to chronic pain. Therefore I suggest that there should be more focus on overarching structures that are present in society as well as social constructions, like heteronormativity. I argue that there needs to be a new view upon the norm of sexuality and a bigger accepetance for alternative ways of seeking intimacy than penetrative sex. (Less)
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author
Linton, Julia LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
samlagssmärta, vestibulit, kritisk diskursanalys, sexualitet, heteronorm
language
Swedish
id
3798489
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 12:58:12
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {This thesis aims to shed light on women’s intercourse pain by examining the conceptualization and discourse regarding such pain and how this in turn affects women’s suffering. Three different perspectives of intercourse pain, namely biomedical, biopsychosocial and the subjective experience of women were analyzed using Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis (CDA) and the three perspective’s discourses were subsequently contrasted. In this analysis I find that all the discourses have an underlying assumption of a heteronorm where vaginal penetrative sex is seen as the ultimate sex. Consequently, women who suffer from intercourse pain and hence can’t or don’t want to have penetrative sex are seen as deviant. This puts even more stress on the individual woman which may exacerbate the pain and lead to chronic pain. Therefore I suggest that there should be more focus on overarching structures that are present in society as well as social constructions, like heteronormativity. I argue that there needs to be a new view upon the norm of sexuality and a bigger accepetance for alternative ways of seeking intimacy than penetrative sex.},
  author       = {Linton, Julia},
  keyword      = {samlagssmärta,vestibulit,kritisk diskursanalys,sexualitet,heteronorm},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {För intimitetens skull - Hur normen påverkar kvinnors upplevelse av samlagssmärta},
  year         = {2013},
}